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Low Carb, Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
This keto low carb sweetened condensed milk is rich, creamy, and tastes like the real thing. It’s just what you’ve been waiting for to take your keto baking to the next level.
Low carb baking recipes can be hard to find when you don’t want to sacrifice flavor and texture, but this DIY sweetened condensed milk recipe is sugar free and delicious; you won’t even be able to tell that there’s a difference!
And if you need a dairy free sweetened condensed milk recipe, there’s a link at the end just for you!
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This keto sweetened condensed milk is also perfect for THM S baking recipes since it’s a Trim Healthy Mama S Fuel. No need to give up your favorite drinks and treats just because you’re eating healthy!
LOW CARB SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
But the real reason I wanted my own is because of this recipe for Almond Joy Cookies! Oh yes, you read that correctly…THM S, low carb Almond Joy Cookies that you can enjoy without the guilt!
But don’t limit yourself to those recipes; the sky is the limit! In fact, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite low carb treats below that you can use this homemade sweetened condensed milk with.
Be sure to test it out on whatever yumminess your heart is desiring!
I know there are many low carb, sugar-free sweetened condensed milk recipes, but I wanted one of my own so I could refer back to it in future recipes and know that it was “just right.”
This 3-ingredient, simple to make keto condensed milk is the perfect fit.
TIPS FOR MAKING SUGAR FREE SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
A lot of people had mentioned that they had trouble getting the liquid to “condense,” so I created a video just for you. Now you should be able to do it with no challenges…isn’t that exciting?
In the video you can see exactly what it should look like when it is ready; isn’t it lovely?!
This recipe uses Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet, which is my all-time favorite low-carb, sugar free sweetener. There is absolutely no aftertaste!
That’s because this low carb sweetener is a powdered blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia instead of just being one of them.
If you don’t have access to the Gentle Sweet, it is easy to make your own Low Carb Powdered Sugar to use as a substitute.
(Please be aware that xylitol is deadly to dogs, but Trim Healthy Mama has produced a Xylitol-Free Gentle Sweet. That would be perfect for dog owners!)
Now onto the tips for making this low carb sweetened condensed milk…
Stay by your pan
Making low carb sweetened condensed milk at home isn’t hard, but it does require your attention. Be sure to stay with your pan and not walk away.
If you do, it “may” boil over voraciously and cause your 7 year old daughter to come screaming into the next room. (Ahem. I may or may not have done this and it may or may not have made an awful mess).
Use the right pan
The larger the surface area of your pan, the faster your “milk” will reduce, so use a large shallow pan if you have one. This one is just right.
Refer to the video to know when your sugar free sweetened condensed milk is the perfect consistency.
It shouldn’t take hours to condense (unless you double or triple the recipe), but using a large shallow pan helps make it as short a time as possible.
Please note, it also will continue to thicken as it cools.
Storing your homemade sweetened condensed milk
If you do not use it right away, it should be stored in the refrigerator.
When you refrigerate it, it will likely firm up, to a soft fudge-like consistency.
This is dangerous, because then you’ll want to eat it with a spoon! But otherwise, it’s a great solution that allows you to make a double (or triple!) batch.
If you need to use it for a recipe, simple microwave it for about 10 seconds, give it a good stir, and it should be ready to use in your low carb baking recipe.
And you can stir the “fudgy” homemade condensed milk right into your hot coffee. Mmmm.
You could also place the jar in a small pot of water on the stove (over medium heat) for a few minutes to achieve the same results. (Be sure to place the jar in cool water and heat gradually so you don’t crack your jar!).
USES FOR SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
Here are some delicious Trim Healthy Mama recipes that use sweetened condensed milk:
And seriously, you may want to make a double batch. This low carb sweetened condensed milk is seriously amazing!
And . . . if need a low carb, dairy free condensed milk, there’s no need to miss out! Here is a 2 Ingredient Dairy Free Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe just for you.
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An easy, low-carb, sugar free sweet condensed milk that tastes just as good as the real thing! This recipe is low carb, sugar free, and a Trim Healthy Mama S Fuel.
- 2 Cups Heavy Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 1/3 Cup Gentle Sweet (or use the DIY version listed in the notes section)
Place all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan or skillet* (*see notes below) over medium heat.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until reduced by nearly half, stirring several times to prevent scorching. (You should not have to stir continuously, just once in a while.)
This will take between 15-20 minutes.
The end product should be thick and gooey (and delicious)!
Makes approximately 1 -1 1/2 cups of Sweetened Condensed Milk.
If you do not have Gentle Sweet, check out this DIY recipe .
**UPDATED TO ADD** The larger the surface area of your pan, the faster your "milk" will reduce. So try to use a large shallow pan if you have one (think, frying pan?).
Please view the video posted above to see how it should look when it is ready. It should not take hours to condense (unless you double or triple the recipe.) It really does help to use a larger pan.
It also will continue to thicken as it cools.